LOXOPROFEN - Watsons Health

LOXOPROFEN

Loxoprofen (INN) belongs to the family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that works by reducing the amount of prostaglandins, substances that control inflammation and pain, your body produces.

This medication is used to treat pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders.

Do not use this drug:

  • If you are allergic to it.
  • If you have a fever or any active bleedings.

Common side effects may include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in your Ears

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

Your doctor may have prescribed this medication because he or she judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.

Serious side effects may include:

  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting
  • Severe Diarrhoea
  • Severe Constipation
  • Anaemia, Leucopenia, or Thrombocytopenia

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these serious side effects.

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Your medical condition or history.

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Quinolone Antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin and Norfloxacin
  • Warfarin
  • Methotrexate
  • Sulfonylurea Derivatives
  • Lithium Salts

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

 

Available brand/s:

  • Loxoprofen

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